Colin in Black & White
|Colin in Black & White|
|Narrated by||Colin Kaepernick|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Cinematography||Matthew J. Lloyd|
|Running time||27–35 minutes|
|Production company||ARRAY Filmworks|
|Picture format||HDTV 1080p|
|Original release||October 29, 2021|
Colin in Black & White is an American six-episode limited fictionalized drama series that premiered on Netflix on October 29, 2021.
In advance of the series premiere, the pilot episode received a preview screening in the Primetime program at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival.
A dramatization of the teenage years of athlete Colin Kaepernick and the experiences that led him to become an activist.
An exploration of former NFL player Colin Kaepernick's high school years and experiences that led him to become an activist.
- Colin Kaepernick as Narrator (Voice)
- Jaden Michael as Colin Kaepernick
- Mary-Louise Parker as Teresa Kaepernick
- Nick Offerman as Rick Kaepernick
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date |
|1||"Cornrows"||Ava DuVernay||Teleplay by : Michael Starrbury|
Story by : Ava DuVernay & Colin Kaepernick
|October 29, 2021|
|2||"Quarterbackin'"||Sheldon Candis||Evan Ball||October 29, 2021|
|3||"Road Trip"||Robert Townsend||Teleplay by : Teri Schaffer & Raynelle Swilling|
Story by : Natasha R. Trotter
|October 29, 2021|
|4||"The Decision"||Robert Townsend||Josiah Johnson||October 29, 2021|
|5||"Crystal"||Angel Kristi Williams||Teri Schaffer & Raynelle Swilling||October 29, 2021|
|6||"Dear Colin"||Kenny Leon||Teleplay by : Michael Starrbury|
Story by : Josiah Johnson & Michael Starrbury
|October 29, 2021|
The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 40% approval rating with an average rating of 4.9/10, based on 25 critic reviews. The website's critics consensus reads, "Black & White's clunky format fumbles the fundamentals of storytelling, but this hybrid series nonetheless scores a touchdown in conveying Colin Kaepernick's truth, even if the reality is absent." Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 70 out of 100 based on 17 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
Kristen Baldwin of Entertainment Weekly gave the series a B and described the series as "an uneven but ultimately edifying portrayal of the young athlete's coming of age as a biracial boy growing up in a predominantly white world. In other words it’s drivel."
It was nominated for a Peabody Award in 2022.
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- ^ 82nd Peabody Award Nominees Announced
- ^ Peabody Awards